Cardinalidae – Grosbeaks, Saltators & Allies

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) by Quy Tran

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) by Quy Tran

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CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Cardinalidae – Grosbeaks, Saltators & Allies


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Species (53)

Flame-colored Tanager (Piranga bidentata)
Tooth-billed Tanager (Piranga lutea)
Red Tanager (Piranga flava)
Hepatic Tanager (Piranga hepatica)
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)
Rose-throated Tanager (Piranga roseogularis)
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
White-winged Tanager (Piranga leucoptera)
Red-headed Tanager (Piranga erythrocephala)
Red-hooded Tanager (Piranga rubriceps)
Red-crowned Ant Tanager (Habia rubica)
Red-throated Ant Tanager (Habia fuscicauda)
Black-cheeked Ant Tanager (Habia atrimaxillaris)
Sooty Ant Tanager (Habia gutturalis)
Crested Ant Tanager (Habia cristata)
Carmiol’s Tanager (Chlorothraupis carmioli)
Olive Tanager (Chlorothraupis frenata)
Lemon-spectacled Tanager (Chlorothraupis olivacea)
Ochre-breasted Tanager (Chlorothraupis stolzmanni)
Yellow Grosbeak (Pheucticus chrysopeplus)
Black-thighed Grosbeak (Pheucticus tibialis)
Golden Grosbeak (Pheucticus chrysogaster)
Black-backed Grosbeak (Pheucticus aureoventris)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
Red-breasted Chat (Granatellus venustus)
Grey-throated Chat (Granatellus sallaei)
Rose-breasted Chat (Granatellus pelzelni)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Vermilion Cardinal (Cardinalis phoeniceus)
Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus)
Black-faced Grosbeak (Caryothraustes poliogaster)
Yellow-green Grosbeak (Caryothraustes canadensis)
Crimson-collared Grosbeak (Rhodothraupis celaeno)
Red-and-black Grosbeak (Periporphyrus erythromelas)
Cabanis’s Seedeater (Amaurospiza concolor)
Ecuadorian Seedeater (Amaurospiza aequatorialis)
Blackish-blue Seedeater (Amaurospiza moesta)
Carrizal Seedeater (Amaurospiza carrizalensis)
Dickcissel (Spiza americana)
Glaucous-blue Grosbeak (Cyanoloxia glaucocaerulea)
Blue-black Grosbeak (Cyanocompsa cyanoides)
Rothschild’s Grosbeak (Cyanocompsa rothschildii)
Ultramarine Grosbeak (Cyanocompsa brissonii)
Blue Bunting (Cyanocompsa parellina)
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)
Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)
Varied Bunting (Passerina versicolor)
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
Rose-bellied Bunting (Passerina rositae)
Orange-breasted Bunting (Passerina leclancherii)


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Kent Nickell
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Matt Wagner Photography
Neal Addy Galleries
Quy Tran Galleries
Reinier’s Wildstock Photos Gallery

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Cardinals, which make up the family Cardinalidae, are passerine birds found in North and South America. They are also known as cardinal-grosbeaks and cardinal-buntings. The South American cardinals in the genus Paroaria are placed in another family, the Thraupidae (previously placed in Emberizidae).

These are robust, seed-eating birds with strong bills. The family ranges in size from the 12-cm (4.7 inches), 11.5-gram (.40 oz) Orange-breasted Bunting to the 25-cm (9.8 inches), 85-gram (2.99 oz) Black-headed Saltator[verification needed]. They are typically associated with open woodland. The sexes usually have distinctive appearances. The Northern Cardinal type species was named by colonists for the male’s red crest, reminiscent of a Catholic cardinal’s mitre. (Wikipedia)

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